Southwestern Butternut Squash & Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

They say it’s the most important meal of the day, and we say it can be the most delicious! This Southwestern-inspired breakfast bowl features smoky enchilada sauce, salty-sweet butternut squash, and satisfying black beans and avocado. Big YUM!
And than…

Southwestern Butternut Squash & Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

They say it’s the most important meal of the day, and we say it can be the most delicious! This Southwestern-inspired breakfast bowl features smoky enchilada sauce, salty-sweet butternut squash, and satisfying black beans and avocado. Big YUM!

And thanks to protein and fiber-rich black beans it’s (optionally) vegan, or you can add an egg or two for more protein — SO delicious either way!

Southwestern Butternut Squash & Black Bean Breakfast Bowl from Minimalist Baker →

Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas (GF Optional)

We’ve been on an enchilada kick lately (sorry, not sorry). And who can blame us for loving a saucy, filling, nourishing dish that keeps well and is great for feeding a crowd!?
These fall-inspired pumpkin black bean enchiladas are all that (and more)! …

Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas (GF Optional)

We’ve been on an enchilada kick lately (sorry, not sorry). And who can blame us for loving a saucy, filling, nourishing dish that keeps well and is great for feeding a crowd!?

These fall-inspired pumpkin black bean enchiladas are all that (and more)! Let us show you how it’s done.

How to Make Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas

These vibrant enchiladas are veggie-packed, “cheesy” (without any cheese), plant-based, (optionally) gluten-free, and feature our NEW smoky 5-minute pumpkin enchilada sauce!

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Stacked Vegetable Enchiladas

Roasted vegetables are my favorite. I make a pan every single week to eat and to use in recipes. I love using roasted veggies to make these Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas. I love stacked enchiladas because they are easy to make. You just layer th…

Roasted vegetables are my favorite. I make a pan every single week to eat and to use in recipes. I love using roasted veggies to make these Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas. I love stacked enchiladas because they are easy to make. You just layer the roasted veggies, black beans, enchilada sauce, corn tortillas, and cheese…

Pinto Bean & Veggie Green Enchilada Bake

We’re big fans of enchiladas (SO satisfying and flavorful), but we know we’re not the only ones who’ve faced the tragedy of corn tortillas cracking when you try to roll them. Not anymore, friends! The ultimate weeknight enchiladas are here — in cassero…

Pinto Bean & Veggie Green Enchilada Bake

We’re big fans of enchiladas (SO satisfying and flavorful), but we know we’re not the only ones who’ve faced the tragedy of corn tortillas cracking when you try to roll them. Not anymore, friends! The ultimate weeknight enchiladas are here — in casserole form! 

This green enchilada casserole is saucy, savory, hearty, and full of veggies and plant-based protein.

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Beef Enchiladas

This Tex-Mex-inspired beef enchilada recipe is richly seasoned, easy to make, and always such a crowd fave! One of my longtime favorite recipes to whip up for a big dinner party, wrap up in a casserole dish to bring to friends, or bake up on a regular old weeknight here with just the three of […]

This Tex-Mex-inspired beef enchilada recipe is richly seasoned, easy to make, and always such a crowd fave!

Beef Enchiladas

One of my longtime favorite recipes to whip up for a big dinner party, wrap up in a casserole dish to bring to friends, or bake up on a regular old weeknight here with just the three of us — say hello to my favorite beef enchiladas! ♡

These delicious Tex-Mex-inspired enchiladas are loaded up with with tender ground beef (or we often make ours nowadays with plant-based meat), green chiles, onion, garlic, beans, cheese, your choice of tortillas, and my favorite red enchilada sauce. And when baked to warm and melty perfection, then served up with a few slices of avocado and perhaps a sprinkling of fresh cilantro and crumbled cotija, I can tell you — after a decade plus of serving these enchiladas to loved ones — that they are always, always such a hit.

They’re perfect for prepping ahead of time, making this recipe a great option for easy entertaining or popping in the oven after a long day of work. And they can also easily be made gluten-free with corn tortillas and my homemade sauce, if you’d like.

I’ve made this beef enchiladas recipe more times than I can count and know we’ll certainly be enjoying it in our house for many years to come. So if you have yet to give it a try, it’s time!

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Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese enchiladas are a simple and delicious comfort food that never disappoints. These enchiladas are extra creamy and full of flavor!

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Cheese enchiladas are such a simple comfort food. They’re warm, creamy, cheesy, and just all-around amazing. Plus, the combination of tortillas and cheese is just something I never get tired of. 😏 To ramp up the flavor in these simple cheese enchiladas I added some mild green chiles, a few spices, and a little sour cream for extra creaminess, then I drenched them in my homemade enchilada sauce. The result was seriously delicious for something so simple.

overhead view of a casserole dish full of cheese enchiladas with a spatula.

What Kind of Cheese to Use

This recipe is super flexible, so it’s a great way to use up any odds and ends of cheese that you may have in your fridge. You’ll need about 12oz. (one and half 8oz. blocks) of cheese for this recipe and you can mix and match cheese types. So today, I used a whole block of cheddar and a leftover half-block of pepper jack that I had in my fridge. Here are some other types of cheese you could use:

  • Queso Blanco
  • Monterey Jack
  • Queso Asadero
  • Queso Fresca (use in smaller amounts in combination with a creamy-melty cheese)
  • Chihuahua Cheese
  • Colby Jack

Enchilada Sauce Options

I used my homemade red enchilada sauce recipe because it’s fast and easy, and it has a really great flavor, but you could certainly used canned if you need something extra convenient. Or, if you want to try something more authentic, try this recipe for Authentic Enchilada Sauce from Isabel Eats.

Are Cheese Enchiladas Spicy?

These cheese enchiladas can be spicy, depending on the ingredients used. If you need to make sure your enchiladas are mild, pay attention to the canned green chiles and enchilada sauce. Canned green chiles can be either spicy or mild (usually indicated on the label) and the same is true for enchilada sauce. Check the label on the can or the ingredients used in the recipe, if you’re making homemade (cayenne pepper is spicy and chili powder can be either spicy or mild).

What Else Can I Add?

Cheese enchiladas are such a simple vegetarian meal, but they can also be a blank template for other ingredients to be added (vegetarian or not). Here are some other ingredients that you can toss into the filling, if you want to try something new:

  • Beans
  • Chopped spinach
  • Chopped cooked chicken
  • Chorizo
  • Ground beef
  • Sautéed zucchini
  • Bell pepper
  • Sweet corn
  • Avocado
  • Scrambled eggs

What to Serve with Cheese Enchiladas

I topped my enchiladas with a little more sour cream, guacamole, and green onion for extra color on the plate, but those are totally optional. Since an all-cheese enchilada can be a little on the heavy side, I would definitely add some fiber-filled side dishes, like Quick Seasoned Black Beans, Cucumber and Black Bean Salad, or Cowboy Caviar. A little zesty Cilantro Lime Rice on the side would also lighten up the flavors a bit!

Close up view of a casserole dish full of cheese enchiladas.
Close up of enchiladas being scooped out of the casserole dish

Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese enchiladas are a simple and delicious comfort food that never disappoints. These enchiladas are extra creamy and full of flavor! 
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southwest, texmex
Total Cost $5.97 recipe / $1.49 serving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 3 enchiladas each
Calories 589kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 12 small corn tortillas $0.80
  • 12 oz. cheese, shredded $3.44
  • 1 4oz. can diced green chiles (drained) $0.89
  • 1/4 cup sour cream $0.19
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp salt $0.01
  • 1.5 cups enchilada sauce $0.60

Instructions

  • Toast the tortillas in a hot skillet, one at a time for a few seconds on each side, or just until lightly browned.
  • Add ¾ of the shredded cheese to a bowl (saving the remainder to top the enchiladas). Also add the drained green chiles, sour cream, garlic powder, cumin, and salt. Stir the ingredients to combine.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Add about ½ cup of enchilada sauce to the bottom of a large casserole dish and spread it around until it covers the surface.
  • Fill each tortilla with about 3 Tbsp of the cheese filling, then roll to close, and place them in the casserole dish. Continue until all of the tortillas have been filled, rolled, and placed in the dish.
  • Pour the remaining 1 cup of enchilada sauce over the enchiladas, then top with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake the enchiladas for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until they are heated through and melty. Do not overbake the enchiladas, as this can cause the filling to separate and curdle. Serve hot with your favorite toppings* and sides!

Notes

*Optional toppings: green onion, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo.

Nutrition

Serving: 3enchiladas | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 34g | Sodium: 1562mg | Fiber: 7g
Side view of cheese enchiladas in the dish with a spatula scooping.

How to Make Cheese Enchiladas – Step by Step Photos

Corn tortillas being toasted in a skillet.

I highly suggest toasting your corn tortillas before you begin. This takes the flavor of the corn tortilla from bland and raw to deliciously toasty with a more pronounced corn flavor. I just do this in a hot, dry skillet. Once the skillet is nice and hot, it only takes about 15-30 seconds per side to get just a little color on the tortilla.

Cheese filling ingredients in a bowl.

Shred 12oz. cheese and then set aside about ¼ of it to use as a topping for the enchiladas. Combine the rest of the cheese in a bowl with ¼ cup sour cream, one 4oz. can of diced green chiles (drained), ¼ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp cumin, and ⅛ tsp salt.

Cheese filling stirred together in the bowl.

Stir the filling ingredients together until well combined.

Enchilada sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Add ½ cup enchilada sauce to the bottom of a casserole dish and spread it around to cover the surface.

tortillas being rolled and filled.

Add about 3 Tbsp of the cheese filling to the center of each tortilla, then roll it closed and place it in the casserole dish. Continue until all of the tortillas are filled, rolled, and in the casserole dish.

Enchilada sauce being poured over enchiladas in the casserole dish.

Pour another one cup of enchilada sauce over the enchiladas. I like to leave some of the tortillas exposed to get extra toasty, but you can cover them completely, if you prefer.

Enchiladas topped with the remaining shredded cheese.

Add the remaining shredded cheese on top of the enchiladas.

Baked enchiladas in the casserole dish.

Bake the enchiladas for 20 minutes, or just until heated through. Make sure not to overbake the enchiladas, as this can cause the filling to curdle.

finished cheese enchiladas in the casserole dish, topped with sour cream and guacamole.

Serve hot with your favorite toppings and side dishes (I topped them with green onion, sour cream, and guacamole)!

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Beef Enchiladas

If you are a regular here, you know our family LOVES enchiladas. Our motto, whenever in doubt, make enchiladas for dinner, everyone will be happy! A few of our favorite recipes include: chicken enchiladas, bean enchiladas, easy skillet enchiladas, and …

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Enchilada-Stuffed Butternut Squash

If you love enchiladas and roasted winter squash, this recipe is a must-try! We loved the filling of our enchilada bake so much we couldn’t help but add it to a roasted butternut squash, and the results were phenomenal!
This smoky, saucy, hearty stuff…

Enchilada-Stuffed Butternut Squash

If you love enchiladas and roasted winter squash, this recipe is a must-try! We loved the filling of our enchilada bake so much we couldn’t help but add it to a roasted butternut squash, and the results were phenomenal!

This smoky, saucy, hearty stuffed squash is a perfect plant-based, gluten-free, nut-free entrée for fall and winter. Enjoy it on its own or top with guacamole and hot sauce and serve alongside grains or a green salad.

Enchilada-Stuffed Butternut Squash from Minimalist Baker →

Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas are one of our all-time favorite dinners. We love trying new enchilada recipes. Our Black Bean & Quinoa Enchilada Bake is a family favorite, but sometimes it’s nice to just make the classic. These Chicken Enchiladas are definitely …

Enchiladas are one of our all-time favorite dinners. We love trying new enchilada recipes. Our Black Bean & Quinoa Enchilada Bake is a family favorite, but sometimes it’s nice to just make the classic. These Chicken Enchiladas are definitely a classic. They are one of the BEST dinner recipes out there. They always hit the…

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Black Bean Enchiladas

When we need a quick and easy dinner, we often make Black Bean Enchiladas. The entire family loves this enchilada recipe, and they are easy to put together. You only need five ingredients…and then whatever toppings you want! The enchiladas are he…

When we need a quick and easy dinner, we often make Black Bean Enchiladas. The entire family loves this enchilada recipe, and they are easy to put together. You only need five ingredients…and then whatever toppings you want! The enchiladas are hearty, filling, and oh so cheesy! We like to use our homemade enchilada sauce;…

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